Fireworks on Frank H. Peterson Technical College campus lead to lockdown, DCPS says – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County Public Schools said fireworks were set off on the Frank H. Peterson Technical College campus, causing the campus to be cordoned off Wednesday morning.

The district said “everyone is safe,” but “this does raise significant safety concerns at the school.”

The school will remain in code yellow lockdown for the remainder of Wednesday while school leaders work with police to investigate the incident.

The code yellow lockdown means students and staff are “restricted to essential activities”.

Action News Jax tells you in November When students and staff at the Frank H. Peterson Institute of Technology had to evacuate the building for approximately 45 minutes due to smoke rising from the building.

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Here’s what DCPS sent parents about Wednesday’s lockdown:

“Good morning, Frank H. Peterson family,

“This is a call from Duval County Public Schools. First, we want you to know that all students and staff are safe. Again, all students and staff are safe. The event that set off fireworks. Thankfully, everyone was unharmed during this incident. However, it did cause major safety concerns for the school. As such, out of an abundance of caution, the school will be listed as Code Yellow while school leaders Cooperating with the police to investigate this incident. Again, the school will be on a precautionary code yellow status while the school investigates. We will contact you when the issue is resolved. Thank you.”

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